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NCJ Number: 134972 Find in a Library
Title: Crime, Police and the Courts in British History
Editor(s): L A Knafla
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 364
Sponsoring Agency: Meckler Publishing
Westport, CT 06880
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88736-370-9
Sale Source: Meckler Publishing
11 Ferry Lane West
Westport, CT 06880
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume consists of selections of historical writings that have appeared in "Criminal Justice History" since its inception in 1980, particularly on the history of crime, police, and the courts in British criminal justice from the 14th to the late 19th century that have been based on original historical records.
Abstract: Two papers on crime consist of an explanation of crime in early modern England, an analysis of middle-class crime in 19th-century England, and an exploration of bestiality as a crime. Papers on violence and violent crimes address violence, criminality, and culture disjunction on the Anglo-Irish frontier (the example of Armagh) as well as police violence in 19th-century England. Papers on criminal trials, judges, and juries consider a history of the jury of matrons and the court of quarter sessions and larceny in Sussex, 1775-1820. Discussions of punishment focus on the execution rate in early modern England, capital punishment in later medieval England, and Mid-Victorian penal policy. Other papers discuss the investigation of homicides in Northern England from 1800 to 1824 and the social and occupational function of a Victorian police force as evidenced in the Lancashire Constabulary from 1845 to 1870. Chapter notes; tables of bills, statutes, and cases; and a subject index
Main Term(s): Foreign criminal justice systems
Index Term(s): Court standards; Crime Rate; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Judges; Juries; Police responsibilities
Note: From the series, "Readings From Criminal Justice History," No. 1.
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